Melbourne Water has been working with its project partners, community representatives and residents to reimagine a number of creeks across Melbourne.
By working together we are transforming storm water drains and creeks into waterways and desirable open spaces where people can interact with nature in cooler, healthier environments. This approach means that the people who are most likely to use the creek and its open space have influenced the designs to meet their needs and preferences. And, the design is informed by local knowledge, community values and priorities.
Reimagining Arnolds Creek, Melton West
The first site to be reimagined is a 1.4km section of Arnolds Creek in Melton West. We plan to start construction in September 2019. As we will be removing the concrete channel and existing stormwater pipe to create a natural waterway, there will be fencing around the construction zone. This fencing will remain in place until after the planting has been completed in mid-2010. For your safety, you will only be able to cross the reserve at Barleycorn Place/Piccolotto Drive.
Reimagining Blind Creek, Boronia
Our site at Blind Creek extends from Manuka Drive to Scoresby Road Boronia. We expect to start construction work at this site in October 2019.
Reimagining Tarralla Creek, Croydon
The section of Tarralla Creek to be re-designed extends from Dorset Road to Eastfied Road Croydon. To inform the co-design, we established a Community Advisory Group and held community engagement events.
Reimagining Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital, St Albans
In March 2019 we implemented a number of face to face and online engagement activities for the Reimagining Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital project. This included talking to parents and junior players at Club Italia Sporting Club, holding pop up information sessions at Sunshine Hospital, hosting a community BBQ at Grantham Green Reserve and holding workshops with students from St Albans Meadows Primary School and Jackson School.
Through these activities we heard from more than 500 people and identified what was important about Stony Creek for this community.